e-News #297 (25 Sep. – 1 Oct. 2017)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Lee Atkinson – Completed AFF
Cameron Candy – Completed AFF
Kok Wai Choong – Completed AFF & Certificate A
Ryan Hickey – Certificate A
Josh Arndt – Certificate B
Tim Kelly – Star Crest
Ashlee Arnold – Head Up Freefly Crest
Bill Cochrane’s 100th FJC Student at Toogoolawah – Kok Wai Choong

Monday 25th  September. Newsletter time. It was a top week with new people here getting into the Sport. Our newest students, Lee Atkinson and Kok Wai Choong spent most of the day in the classroom and then did Stage 1 in the sky. They  then proceeded to do Stages 2 to 4 over the next couple of days. Charlie the 182 was kept busy.

Wai AFF Stage 2 and Lee in TAF with Darren
Lee AFF Stage 2
Lee AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Sara
Lee AFF Stage 4 with Anthony
Wai AFF Stage 3 with Sara

On Wednesday a few more people rocked up. Homer the 208 did half the loads. Wai did and Lee didn’t slow down and both finished their Stages 5, 6, 7 & 8 of their AFF Courses by Thursday.

Wai AFF Stage 5
Wai  AFF Stage 6
Wai AFF Stage 7 backflips – Photos by Sara
Lee AFF Stage 5
Lee AFF Stage 6
Lee AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Adrian
Wai AFF Stage 8 – Photo Doyley

Friday was big. Fun jumpers and more students arrived all day. Ben Galvin and Ellery Miles did Stages 2, 3 & 4 of their AFF Courses. Lee Atkinson and Kok Wai Choong both did Stage 9 – Completing their AFF!!!

Ben AFF Stage 3 with Anthony – Photos by Adrian
Ben AFF Stage 4 – Photo Anthony

Ellery’s AFF Stage 2, 3 & 4
Lee AFF Stage 9
Wai AFF Stage 9 – Photos by Doyley

Our new Cessna 208 Caravan arrived at sunset. It’s name is Marj, as in wife of Homer. She’s beautiful.

Saturday the last day of September was huge. Downunder Dynamics jumpers were arriving early. The Toogoolawah skydivers Club had a 2 aircraft 6-way Star Comp happening. Tandems were happening. Seoin Jeon, Jiyoung Jun, Joshua Priestley (who was celebrating his 21st Birthday), Daniel Benz; and Hayden & Jessica Flett all took the big leap.

Seion Jeon enjoying the exit
Seion Jeon under canopy – Photos by Doyley
Jiyoung tandem exit
Josh’s 21st Birthday present – Photos by Sara
Hayden’s exit
Hayden’s freefall with Darren – Photos by Adrian

More new people “getting into the Sport” arrived early for the 1st Jump Course. Then in the afternoon our newest students Paul Ovreseth, Greg Casey and Aaron Brogden did Stage 1 of their AFF Course.

Greg TAF Stage 1 – Photo Sara
Stephen B-Rel 4 – Photo Adrian

It was a beaut day with lots of people, lots of fun and good jumping, and formation flying! Welcome Marj, thank you pilots.

Then it was Sunday the 1st of October. It was another busy day with more fun jumpers arriving for Mason Corby’s Dynamics week. Also arriving were our tandems John Schiavo, Jade Gurney, Tom Ziegenfuss, & Storm Bergin.

John tandem with Darren – Photo by Adrian

Storm tandem – Photos by Doyley

Also back for more were our students Greg Casey and Aaron Brogden who each did Stages 2, 3, & 4 of their AFF Courses. Our pilot Cameron “Candyman” Candy also completed Stage 9 of his AFF!!! Well done mate.

Greg AFF Stage 2 – Photo Sara
Greg AFF Stage 3 – Photo Emily
Aaron AFF Stage 4 – Photo Tish
“Candyman” AFF Stage 9 – Photo Adrian

See ya!
Macca & Team Ramblers.

Visitor Book Comments

Jiyoung Jun From South Korea with Sara – It was fantastic.  I can remember forever!!  It was an adventure. #$%^& (=Thank you)

Seoin Jeon From South Korea with Dawren! – Handsome guy – The feeling of skydiving is Fantastic!! Wonderful!!
Best Birthday ever thanks for the jump guy! Josh! 30.9.17

John Schiavo – That was Amazing!  Never forget that experience!

Great place to visit, top food and hospitality and plenty of Skydiving activities to watch and enjoy.

Graham Pukallus

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